And be sure to buy new power strips from time to time people! (smacking forehead)
Saturday, August 20, 2011
We had a strong thunderstorm the other night which briefly knocked out my power. Unfortunately, it also fried my computer. I can't log in at all and a consultation with Geek Squad revealed that the hard drive is toast. I bought my computer refurbished in 2004 for about $600 so I've certainly gotten a lot of use out of it. It got me through grad school and the start of my couponing craze. I've been slowly moving my files over to da boyfriend's computer but unfortunately hadn't transferred everything yet. Thank goodness I'd uploaded all my pictures to Snapfish. But the spreadsheet where I track all of my purchases and rebates is gone. Luckily, I'd been emailing myself the scans of all my rebate documents, so I have those in case I have any problems with a rebate. And I have a skeleton copy of the spreadsheet, so I don't have to recreate any of the document or the formulas. But all the data is gone. Monthly budget, gone. Spreadsheet where I track all my account balances, gone. Its amazing how much I relied on that hunkajunk! Its going to be a while until I have a computer at home again, so please bear with me.